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christian bayon

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  1. What do you call reinforcements?
  2. Latest recording with one of my violin. Very nice from the player to say he is playing on a modern instrument and even saying who made it. https://youtu.be/aZmhvWuvBao?list=RDaZmhvWuvBao
  3. Very sad new, Jean Petitcolas, the kindest man on earth is gone. Born in 1924, worked many years at Emile Français shop (Gand and Bernardel successor) and, after, on his own, near rue de Rome in Paris. He was the only one who received me kindly, when, young self-taught violin maker I visited him, explaining to me how to see and carve a scroll. he was quite upset how bosses used people like him to make money, paying low salaries. his nickname was "Mickey" we became friends for the next 45 years very respected luthier for his skills and honesty.
  4. 99mm. it seems to be a resinous wood, but very heavy (Cedar?)
  5. You are welcome. Yes, in my workshop.
  6. In the 90´S I found in Portugal the Andrea Amati violin called since then "Il Portoghese" The violin came to me in this case, I don´t know if it was the original one.
  7. When I was young, I knew Josephine Chardon, "Mademoiselle Chardon” the last of the Chanot/Chardon dynastie. (owner of a very famous Andrea Amati cello, brother of the "King", now in Paris Musée de la Musique)
  8. No, never, with modern strings there is no need in my Opinion.
  9. Making a bench copy of the David Tecchler "ex Romberg"
  10. Thanks. I’ll continue with this model, I think it’s the best viola I have made for the sound.
  11. Beautiful anniversary for the Mirecourt School. some of the best bow makers, all of them student of Bernard Ouchard in the 70’s Stéphane Muller Sylvie Masson Gilles Duhaut Jean Pascal Nehr Christophe Schaeffer Stéphane Tomachot Eric Grandchamp [URL=https://www.casimages.com/i/210705122801590407.jpg.html][IMG]https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2021/07/06/210705122801590407.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  12. And my usual CA Testore model , varnishing too.
  13. Looks very different, the original have a poplar back, and I chose to use maple.
  14. I agree completely. i build my instruments like a drum. Rigid belt, holding the strings tension to have the membrane free.
  15. Created in 1970 by two of my masters, Étienne Vatelot , Jean Schmitt and Jean Bauer. https://www.50ansenl.com/
  16. I think it’s as simple as this people thought :if we make a bigger violin, the sound will be bigger.
  17. It’s the idea, reinforce the places where stress is for have thinner membrane where is less stress. the final result for weight is the same than my normal instruments
  18. Only the first half of the 19 century in Mirecourt
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